Notice of Public Meeting
The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), in conjunction with Hays County, will hold a public meeting regarding the proposed replacement of the bridge on Post Road (County Road 140) over the Blanco River in Hays County, Texas. The meeting will be held on June 6, 2016 at the Kyle First Baptist Church, 400 West Center Street, Kyle, Texas, 78640. The meeting will be held in an open house format from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
The purpose of the Public Meeting is to present the proposed project to the public and receive comments. The proposed project would replace the concrete slab bridge, which was washed out by flooding in the fall of 2015, with a prestressed concrete slab structure on concrete substructure and drilled shafts. A temporary structure is currently in place. A detour from Post Road to IH 35 will be necessary during construction of the replacement bridge. No additional right-of-way is required for the proposed project, and there are no displacements.
Displays showing the proposed project’s location and geometric design will be available for viewing at the Public Meeting. The information will also be available for public inspection Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. at the TxDOT South Travis Area Office located at 9725 South IH 35, Austin, Texas 78744.
All interested citizens are invited to attend this Public Meeting. Written comments from the public regarding this project are requested and may be presented for a period of 10 calendar days following the meeting. Written comments may be submitted either in person or by mail to TxDOT’s South Travis Area Office, Mr. Victor Garcia P.E., Area Engineer, 9725 South IH 35, Austin, Texas 78744. Written comments must be received by June 16, 2016 to be included in the Public Meeting Summary.
The Public Meeting will be conducted in English. Persons interested in attending the meeting who have special communication or accommodation needs, or need an interpreter, are encouraged to contact Ms. Kelli Reyna at 512-832-7060. Requests should be made at least two days prior to the Public Meeting. Every reasonable effort will be made to accommodate these needs. If you have general questions or concerns regarding the proposed project, you may contact Michelle Romage-Chambers, P.E., at 512-292-2402.
The environmental review, consultation, and other actions required by applicable Federal environmental laws for this project are being, or have been, carried out by TxDOT pursuant to 23 U.S.C. 327 and a Memorandum of Understanding dated December 16, 2014, and executed by the Federal Highway Administration and TxDOT.